By love I do not mean romantic love, but rather a love of all others. The belief that on a deep level it is to my benefit and to the benefit of those closest to me, that I regard fellow humans as objects of care and regard. The belief that not to love them is not to love myself; that to disregard them is to disregard myself. I cannot travel alone. I cannot do it all by myself. I embrace the care and interest of others, and I am glad for my care and interest in them. That is where I locate my own humanity. The prioritising of that conviction is one of the key institutions upon which I build my world.
theClearOut.com, September 2020